This came as news to us, but apparently November 11 is Cheese Day in Japan. Fromage fiends can get their fix at this two-day event featuring seminars and tasting sessions, covering everything from cheese-based recipes to which wines and beers pair well with particular varieties. There'll be around 250 different types on display, many of them available to buy (though freeloaders will doubtless appreciate the
complimentary samples, too). Update: apparently there aren't any free samples at the Cheese Festa after all. Apologies, cheese freaks!